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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORDE

Of course there's a horde of applicants, but you're exceptional; you know that.

If there are houses there, and stores for the sun-time, who will shut them to this horde of desperadoes?

Smothered and lost were the warriors in the horde that poured increasingly on.

The horde of Saxons took flight into the hall, and there they stood and got breath.

Wasn't it from the Szekler Stone that our fathers repulsed the whole Mongolian horde?

Yes, I suppose they have their uses—there are a horde of them, anyway.

Remember, you aren't used to such a horde, and we may overrun you entirely.

Besides these a horde of imitators fattened for a time upon exposure.

It is in fact the invasion of Parnassus by a horde of most unmitigated proletarians.

"It is always so when the horde of traders come in," she said.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from W. Turkic (cf. Tatar urda "horde," Turkish ordu "camp, army"), to English via Polish, French, or Spanish. The initial -h- seems to have been acquired in Polish. Transferred sense of "uncivilized gang" is from 1610s. Related: Hordes.

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